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Recommended material – school year 2016/2017

In order to facilitate your work as a teacher we have created from the material produced by the Commission and other EU institutions a list with the best teaching material about the EU for primary and secondary schoolchildren. A group of educational experts from across Europe has selected this material. It is also available in the other official EU languages.

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All about the EU

Ages 15 and over
Online quiz

This online quiz has been created for secondary school pupils to help them understand the basics about the EU. It can be played as part of a lesson or as homework. It works on computers, tablets and smartphones.

2016

Ages 15 and over
Brochure

Who governs Europe? What does the European Union mean for our everyday lives? Where is this continent heading in a globalised world? All of these questions and more are broached here. The brochure is aimed at students aged between 13 and 18, and offers them the chance to read, learn and discuss the topics interactively. The brochure is accompanied by a teachers’ guide.

2014

Europe in a nutshell
Ages 12 to 15
PowerPoint presentation

What do your students know about the European Union? This presentation will help you explain the basics in 15-30 minutes and prepare the ground for a discussion. The notes pages contain further information and links.    

2016

Europe in a nutshell
Ages 12 to 15
Pamphlet

'Europe in a nutshell' focuses on the basics: What is Europe about? How did the EU develop? What does it do today? The Pamphlet gives the broader picture, combining geographical, historical, cultural and political perspectives, each part being presented on one page for easy printing. It is accompanied by a teachers' guide.

2016

Ages 9 to 12
Brochure

Full of interesting facts and colourful illustrations, this booklet gives a lively overview of Europe and explains briefly what the EU is and how it works.
There is also an accompanying online game.

2016

Ages 15 and over
Presentation slides

These slides can be used by teachers to make a powerpoint presentation about the EU. Each slide provides some simple facts or keywords in a style that can be easily understood by an audience with no prior knowledge of the EU. They explain key figures, policies and how the EU works and provide basic information on issues such as EU enlargement, the treaties and the EU symbols.

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